Chrome’s Global Media Controls UI allows users to have media controls on-screen, without pressing media keys like volume or playback. In addition to the basic controls- pause/play, previous/next track; the Chromium team has just introduced the convenient option to launch the playing video in Picture-in-Picture mode directly from the Global Media Control.
To enable PiP mode in Chrome, you need to right-click on the video twice, and then select the option. Afterwards, you’ll see the video pop up in a small box on-screen. Although, the website you’re visiting needs to support the feature in order to work, unlike Firefox’s PiP mode.
Here’s how to enable the Picture-in-Picture Icon in Global Media Controls UI in Chrome:
1. Open chrome://flags in Canary 82
2. Toggle the following two flags and restart the browser.
- Global Media Controls Picture-in-Picture
- Global Media Controls.
3. Play any video to notice Picture in Picture icon in the Global Media Control, click on it to pop the video out.